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hi guys!

im going to.be painting some plastic truss  bridges. I’d like to paint the bridges either green or rust color or  both. I d like to use a spray can rustoleum   acrylic or other. Any ideas on the colors green and  rust and brand in a rattle spray can ? I know there is Oregon dot green but I don’t know what color in a spray can it is. Please advise.

Thanks,

George in new  Hampshire, USA

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Seacoast, I used Lowes KRYLON Matte Spanish Moss, I painted K-Line bridges that were silver primed with a rust color auto primer from a auto store. The first bridge I used auto primer then after drying put water and salt in areas that were suppose to show up as rust, after the salt dried I then used the Moss after drying I wiped away the salt that the rust color showed up to give it a rusting look. Worked out pretty good, better than looking at the silver hope that helps. Good Luck Mark

This bridge is Moss without adding the salt

Salt added after primer dried, painted moss then after drying wiped salt away to give the look of rusting.

Girder with a rust/brown car primer

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Hi George!  I’m currently painting plastic bridges and girders as well.  I went with rust, since my prototypes are just rust.

I used rust-oleum black then flat red primer and I think it looks very good.  I can add more complexity later with dry pigments and faded American Bridge Company lettering on the girders

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What a timely topic. I have two bridges that I am currently weathering. One is the Atlas Pratt bridge and the other is a Menard's bridge. After considering different weathering options, I finally decided on Modern Masters rust paint. It is paint that contains actual iron particles that once sprayed with the activator actually produces real rust.

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Here is the finished Menard's bridge.

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Once it is sealed with the sealer it tones down the bright orange areas. I didn't take a picture with the sealer in place yet. I found this to be a great product.

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Hi George!  I’m currently painting plastic bridges and girders as well.  I went with rust, since my prototypes are just rust.

I used rust-oleum black then flat red primer and I think it looks very good.  I can add more complexity later with dry pigments and faded American Bridge Company lettering on the girders

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photo of actual Grand River bridge

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Hi guys ! Thanks for all the suggestions I ended buying Oregon dot green bridge spray paint from  LVP Paintand powder in Dallas Texas :thanks for all the great suggestions! I know rr bridges are black or rusty but I just wanted a green one.

thanks,

george

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Federal Standard 24272 MIL-P-24441 Primer - FEDSTD595 - Touch Up Paint - 12 Oz Aerosol Can
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